Saturday, April 14, 2012

A French Country Weekend

Aren't they a handsome couple?
This morning on the way to market I saw farmers seeding their fields and not far from their tractors were families of pheasants. I love pheasants -- in the wild, living and breathing, if you get my point.

Of course, I slammed on the brakes, pulled over to the side of the road and started moving in for my photo op. By the time I reached the fields the pheasants were no where to be found. I've noticed they can fly if they feel so inclined, but somehow it seems to be an enormous effort to get all that weight into the air so usually -- I'm an avid observer or nature -- they just run. I suppose they don't doubt they can out run me so they were probably laughing while they were running.

Adolescents, exactly like the ones I saw this morning.
I've borrowed some pictures from nature sources because they depict exactly what I saw.

Weather report: beautiful, sunny, a tad nippy. Operative word, sun.

A demain mes tres, tres, tres chers amis.


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Pheasants are beautiful...great picture! We are joining many other US states in jeopardy of dangerous tornadoes all has been a dangerous spring so far. Oklahoma was hit yesterday....enjoy your sunny, nippy weather...sounds perfect!

California Girl said...

They are beautiful. The male colors are almost too vibrant to be believed.

Marsi said...


And I won't lie, Tish: tasty, too.

Bon week-end to you and yours.

xoxoxo --

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful.....must be quite the scenery, Pheasants are amongst one of my favorites!

Celia M. said...

How gorgeous!!! xo HHL

BigLittleWolf said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! (No pheasants in the vicinity... but plenty of squirrels... )

Mary said...

Pheasants are lovely. I've never tasted one, so not sure if i'd enjoy eating one or not. I think i'd rather admire them not on a plate. :) And yes, the males are especially exquisite in all their vibrant color. I've often wondered why the males of so many species are more colorful? LOL And i've always found that fact fascinating.

Karena said...

Pheasants are beautiful! We don't have any in the area, love to see them though.

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